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Old 07-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #521
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:11 AM   #522
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:02 PM   #523
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Still cruising. It keeps gettin better. Watts Bar is it only second to the little Tennessee River
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #524
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David, did you go through the Iron Hill Cutt Off or around Sand Island and by Euchee?
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #525
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David, did you go through the Iron Hill Cutt Off or around Sand Island and by Euchee?
We did take a short cut just before sand island.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #526
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David, did you go through the Iron Hill Cutt Off or around Sand Island and by Euchee?
I'm coming up to my final lock..
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:53 AM   #527
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This is Ft. loudon lock. I believe it is the number 2 as far as lift about 80ft . The river was full of debrie but it would seem it would be easy enough to clear the lock. I had to bump it then coast in neutral hoping the next bump didn't bring a clunk in the prop. That's the last lock for a while.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:03 AM   #528
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I see I'm almost to 14000 views. I've only heard from a few. I guess the rest were just visitors that couldn't comment. I'd like to hear from you if you enjoyed the ride and if there's anything I can do better on the way back to Florida in the fall let me no. I'm going to rest for a while and try to do some repairs I need a lot I kinda planed on the fuel cost but the docking at 1.50 to 2.50 a ft per night. Well I tried to anchor out. I have to see if they needs a greeter at Walmart For the boaters ya gotta make this trip up the Tennessee it's beautiful. My email is mrmomdav@gmail.com
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #529
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David,
I am one of your lurkers your posts are sure making me think hard about doing the same. I have been land locked on the Lower Colorado with 20' run about's for the past 56 years. Sure wish LCRA would build some locks on the Colorado so I could break out to the sea. I guess I will have to go find a nice economical cruiser and trailer it to the sea. Thanks for your posts
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:24 PM   #530
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Loved the posts and pics. We hope to move aboard next year, and head South along the route you've taken North. Great job, great inspiration!
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:44 PM   #531
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I really look forward to your posts everyday. Boating in the PNW we never get to see that type of cruising, with its different scenery and especially locks. This site has been great with those who document their trips. Keep the photos coming.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #532
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Hi David. I've been enjoying your cruise. The commentary and pic have been great. As I'm in the land of Oz I'm not familiar with the area so haven't been able to contribute. Thanks for the trip I have enjoyed following you.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #533
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David,
Congratulations on your trip. Very nice to have followed along via this thread. Here's to a great season or two on the upper Tennessee/Tellico for you!
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:08 PM   #534
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Really good thread, just the right amount of detail and the pictures were perfect, enjoyed following along.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #535
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We also enjoyed reading your adventure & hopefully someday soon we'll depart the upper TX coast for Mobile & then up the Tenn-Tom to the TN River.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #536
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Not sure that I had ever chimed in or not but have thoroughly enjoyed this and Daddyo's thread. Wife and I plan on the great loop with an emphasis on the many tributaries of it, if and when I retire. This thread has been particularly entertaining to follow as I have a fondness for inland cruising.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #537
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David, enjoyed every bit of your trip, thank you for taking us along !
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #538
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Love the pictures and conversation - Great help in keeping me inspired.

Can't wait for the next trip....
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Old 01-01-2014, 09:18 PM   #539
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Happy New Year to everyone. I'm putting a new autopilot, Garmin 740 and a refrigerator in. I'm planning to clean out the heat exchanger and I'd still like to get 100ft of chain. But I plan to ft Myers an over to the Bahamas next fall. Anyway I'll be on the move again soon.
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Happy New Year to everyone. I'm putting a new autopilot, Garmin 740 and a refrigerator in. I'm planning to clean out the heat exchanger and I'd still like to get 100ft of chain. But I plan to ft Myers an over to the Bahamas next fall. Anyway I'll be on the move again soon.
Where in the Bahamas do you plan to go?
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